On Monday, 2B participated in an incursion called Feathers, Fur and Scales as a part of our investigation into ‘Survival’. Students had the opportunity to learn different things about a variety of Native Australian animals. They learnt what animals eat, where they live and how their unique body features help them to survive in their habitats.
Students asked the experts their questions about animal survival:
What do animals need to survive? – Williams
What is it like to be with all these animals? – Josh
What is more dangerous, a python or a snake? – Ryan
Why do some animals eat humans? – Sahib
What would happen if fish had skin and no scales? – Ryan
Here are some photos of students having fun learning about different animals.
We had great fun learning about lots of different animals through this incursion. We are now looking forward to come up with a solution to our CBL challenge of ‘How to help an animal survive?’
On Tuesday, 2E and 2G went to Highlands Park to explore some of the local habitats. We watched many birds, found some insects and connected this findings to our learning of ‘how animals survive in their habitat’. We also had so much fun walking to the park and playing there with our friends. In the end, we were tired and ready to go home.
‘This is the best day of my life.’ – Talia
‘We looked at different habitats.’ – Dilasis
‘We found a beetle.’ – Tallal
‘We reserached on our iPads.’ – Jagnoor
Term Two has started busy with lots of learning happening in 2E.
In English, we are exploring non-fiction books and its features. We are continuing our work on building our comprehension skills as well as spelling skills.
In Maths, we have learnt to use different informal units of measurement to measure length and area. We are trying different problem solving tasks to apply our maths skills.
In CBL, our big idea is ‘Survival’. We have looked at many provocations to share our initial thoughts and wonderings. We have defined the word survival and sorted various questions that we are interested in exploring.
This last week and a bit we’ve been busy in 2D investigating ‘length’ and ‘area’. We’ve learnt what makes a good measuring tool and some ‘rules’ to follow to make sure our measurements are accurate.
Did you know that “We should always use something that is the same size” -Aken “That means that two people will get the same answer” – Deniz
We then Used our new knowledge to measure the actual sizes of different animals and animal parts, and compare them.
From there we’ve been investigating ‘area’, which is “the space inside a shape” -Rishi. We used our rules from length to measure and compare different areas too! We even measured our school, but we still need more practice.